Last Saturday was my 28th birthday and I went out to dinner with some friends. The Daejeon International Wine Festival was that weekend as well, so we hit that up before going to dinner. It was a pretty nice day–nice and relaxed as I was hoping for.
This past weekend I participated in the 2nd Daejombie Charity 5K Run (Daejeon + Zombie). It raises money for a local animal shelter that is run solely by one older Korean woman (and a lot of volunteers). The charity is called Daejeon Paws.
Last year I helped organize the race and this year I wanted to be a participant. Specifically, a zombie 😀
It was pretty fun. They had professional/student make-up artists there to help us out if we wanted it (yes) and then groups of zombies were sent to various parts (or “infected zones”) on the course. The runners would come through and we’d try to get one of their three life belts (think flag football).
It’s weird because I’m not usually that big on Halloween, but I think being a teacher has gotten me more into it. I like decorating my classroom and sharing the holiday with my students because it’s not really a thing here (maybe in the future though because the kids get really excited about it).
I’m bringing in some caramel and apples today so they can dip them and have that experience too. I was snacking on some peanut butter and apples yesterday and they were all so shocked at the combination. It was kinda funny actually 🙂 So, I’m going to bring in some extra apples and have them test both (caramel and PB) out.
Oh, and I decorated my door at home too, haha.
This is what I was going for:
This is mine:
Maybe more paper? I dunno. My neighbors probably think I’m nuts.
I’m actually torn a bit on whether or not decorating was a good idea. I know they don’t celebrate it here and it’s fun for me…but I’m in a different country. Anyway, I dunno.
That’s what I’ve been up to 🙂